It’s been somewhat of a slow year for Switch compared to 2017, but that all changed this holiday season with the launch of mega-hits like Pokémon: Let’s Go and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These two titles broke Nintendo’s pre-order records, and they’re sure to be the biggest games of the year for Switch. For the fans who buy both games, Nintendo is including a special reward in Smash Ultimate.
If you’ve been keeping up with all the Smash news, you know the new game features a new Spirits Mode featuring dozens of characters who didn’t quite make it in as playable fighters. You can equip these spirits for special stat boosts and abilities, and some can even be upgraded. If you boot up Smash Ultimate and it detects save data from either of the Let’s Go games, it will let you import your Partner Pokémon as a Spirit. That means Pikachu players get a Pikachu Spirit, and Eevee players get an Eevee Spirit.
If you’re not a fan of Pokémon (or just haven’t gotten around to picking up the Let’s Go games), don’t fret. It’s still possible to unlock these spirits over time through the course of completing challenges in Spirit Mode. Let’s Go players just get to unlock them right from the start.